Sword-Hilt Collar (Fuchi)

Iron, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), silver, gold | 3.8cm | 18th century

Unknown Artist

A fuchi is a collar that is mounted at the base of the grip of a sword hilt, usually made as part of a set with a matching kashira (pommel cap).

Credit: Gift of Bashford Dean, 1919
Object: 19.154.107

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